Raise your hand if breakfast usually means scarfing down a bowl of cereal before rushing out the door. Or a donut off that tray in the office’s common room. Or even just a hastily slurped cup of coffee at your desk. Yup, we feel ya.
It’s ironic that the meal once known as the “most important” of the day is also the one that most of us have little time for. That’s where meal-prepping comes in handy—to make sure you’ve got good, healthy eats on hand every morning. But we’re taking make-ahead breakfast recipes one step further with this roundup and offering you 19 that aren’t just easy to assemble ahead of time, they’re also portable. It doesn’t matter if you accidentally overslept or if an early meeting forces you to skip your bagel run, these healthy breakfast ideas guarantee you get your morning fuel.
Cheese, eggs, and breakfast potatoes are too awesome to be limited to weekend brunches. Turn them into a weekday staple with this recipe, which shows you how to prep, store, and enjoy from Monday to Friday.
Put your meal-prep containers to good use with these hearty breakfast bowls. With lots of sautéed kale, avocado, and hard-boiled egg, they’re packed with healthy fats to keep your stomach from growling mid-morning.
Don’t miss out on a great source of fiber and heart-healthy grains just because you have no time for stovetop banana oatmeal. Dollop the mixture into a muffin tin and bake so you’ve got grab-and-go oats instead. And if you’re eating them in muffin form, chocolate chips have got to be involved, obviously.
These aren’t your regular frittata muffins; cauliflower rice and kale give them a ton of veggie action, while diced ham adds some seriously good flavor and protein. They’re super satisfying without an ounce of dairy or grain in sight.
These veggie-packed omelets are just as fluffy as the kind you’d make in a skillet, except they’re baked right into mason jars for easy prep and cleanup. Some yogurt in the batter keeps their texture just right while adding some extra protein.
Pick your favorite fresh fruit to pair with some plain yogurt for a sweet and tart start to the day. Packing a bit of granola in a separate container is a smart way to prevent sogginess.
Instead of eggs, these vegan burritos are filled with a spiced tofu mixture, black beans, and of course, your favorite burrito extras such as avocado and salsa. Store them in the fridge for every day of the week, or freeze for the future and reheat them easily when you’re ready to dig in.
Grapefruit and ginger make for a zesty, refreshing contrast to the creamy and lightly sweet chia-spiked coconut milk. Let the chia mixture thicken overnight so that the end result really tastes like a rich pudding.
Packed with quinoa, flax, and almond butter, these squares have a lot more protein than your average breakfast bar—but with chocolate chips, bananas, and a bit of coconut sugar, they’re also sweet enough to taste like dessert.
No wimpy freezer-section cheese taquitos here! Homemade turkey sausage, eggs, cheese, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers all make their way into these roll-ups. The recipe makes a generous 20 servings, so feel free to scale back if you need, but having a lot of extras to freeze is definitely not a bad thing.
Peanut allergy in the house? These granola bars have you covered. Sans nuts but full of protein from the sunflower seed butter and flax, they’re the perfect breakfast to send a kid to school with—or tote to work yourself.
Overnight oats are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast, and with the classic peanut butter and banana combination, there’s no way these chilled concoctions won’t hit the spot. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top for a morning metabolism booster and use nondairy milk to make them completely vegan.
If you’re not a big morning muncher, try a smoothie for some much-needed a.m. fuel instead. These easy packs pre-portion all the ingredients in baggies. Just throw the contents in the blender in the morning and pour into a portable mug for a healthy, tropical breakfast mocktail.
Layers of berries, Greek yogurt, cornflakes, and sliced almonds make these parfaits creamy, crunchy, sweet, and tangy all at once. Prep them all in one go so that you have a pretty and satisfying breakfast waiting for you, even on the busiest days.
If you’re on the Whole30, going grain-free, or just trying to live on the lighter side of carbs, tuck your favorite sandwich fillings into an egg wrap instead. You can go savory with meat and avocado, or even take the sweet route with fresh fruit.
Give that drive-through—and your wallet—a break without foregoing your morning McMuffin fix. This homemade recipe is just as tasty, a lot cleaner, and gives you six breakfast sandwiches for a fraction of the cost. Now that’s a value meal.
This blogger generously provides not one, not two, but eight suggestions for flavor combos in these to-go oatmeal cups, from peanut butter chocolate to orange ginger. The one thing they have in common? They each take all of five minutes to put together. Oh, and they’re all delicious.
A gluten-free, superfood spin on overnight oats, this recipe uses quinoa as its base. Stir in some spices, sweetness, and fruit, and you’ve got yourself a chilled breakfast that packs in an impressive 28 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber.
Who says pancakes can only be eaten hot off the griddle? These silver-dollar ones, topped with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, even taste fantastic while sitting at your desk. As a bonus, they’re made with coconut flour and eggs, making them totally grain-free.